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In Others’ Words: Finding Your Theme

In Others’ Words: Finding Your Theme

  Mention “theme,” and most people are transported back to English class, when the teacher asked, “What is the theme of this book?” Some of us had fun with this question about the central idea in a novel or short story or poem or play, and some of us started counting the days until summer vacation. And then some of us … well, some of us became writers. And we pon... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Embracing Story

In Others’ Words: Embracing Story

  My friend, Sherrinda, recommended the book The Artisan Soul by Erwin Raphael McManus. (I’m not going to comment on his wonderful middle name — Raphael — at this point. But I mean … really … Raphael.) One thing Sherrinda said was how she was underlining the book like crazy. So I bought the book … and I am doing the same thing. McManus’s book just bre... Read More »